Here’s an underwhelming first look at Amazon’s The Tick reboot

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When we reported about Amazon’s reboot of The Tick a few months ago, we learned that the reboot would be “darker and more grounded,” which is exactly what people wanted from a parody of superheroes. Now we have our first look at this darker and more grounded version of The Tick and it’s thoroughly underwhelming.

Just take a look at the new costume:

Thanks, Joe.

The cheap-looking costume and less-beefy version of The Tick (played by Peter Serafinowicz) are pretty meh. Something about that light blue with the pocked-plastic texture and the sports-pad pattern makes him look like a dude cosplaying as The Guyver rather than a neat and nigh invulnerable hero. Serafinowicz looks more like Arthur than The Tick, come to think of it.

On its surface, this just looks like a serious downgrade from Patrick Warburton’s deep blue big guy from the short-lived live-action TV show, and a major step down from the Ben Edlund comics and the beloved 90s cartoon.

You can see all the images released in the gallery, including one with Whoopi Goldberg.

The Tick reboot premieres on Amazon Video on August 19th. Let us know what you think about the new version of The Tick’s costume in the comments.

Okay, that’s quite enough, Joe

[via io9/Gizmodo]